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Swirled Cheesecake Brownies

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  25 Minutes
Total Time:  2 Hours
  24 bars
Made with whole-wheat flour, these decadent-tasting brownies have a beautiful marbled cheesecake topping. Cutting them into bite-size pieces helps to keep the calorie count in check.

Make Ahead Tip: The brownies will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. (Alternatively, bake brownies in an 8 1/2-by-12 1/2 -inch foil pan, wrap well and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.) Bring to room temperature and cut into bars shortly before serving.
For the Cheesecake Topping:
4 ounces  reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)
1/4 cup  sugar
1   large egg
1 tablespoon  all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon  nonfat plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon  vanilla extract
For the Brownie Layer:
2/3 cup  whole-wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon  salt
1   large egg
2   large egg whites or 4 teaspoons dried egg whites (see Ingredient note), reconstituted according to package directions
1 1/4 cups  packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup  canola oil
1/4 cup  strong (or prepared instant) coffee or black tea
2 teaspoons  vanilla extract

Ingredient Note:  Dried egg whites are convenient in recipes like this one because you don't have to figure out what to do with 4 egg yolks. Look for powdered brands like Just Whites in the baking aisle or natural-foods section or fresh pasteurized whites in the dairy case of most supermarkets.
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Coat a 7-by-11-inch brownie pan or baking pan with cooking spray.

Place cream cheese in a small mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add sugar and beat until smooth. Add egg, flour, yogurt and vanilla; beat until well blended.

Whisk whole-wheat flour, cocoa and salt in a bowl. Place egg, egg whites and brown sugar in a large bowl and beat with the electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add oil, coffee (or tea) and vanilla; beat until well blended. Add the dry ingredients and beat on low speed just until well blended, stopping once to scrape down the sides.

Scrape about half of the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Slowly pour the topping evenly on top. Drop the remaining brownie batter in large dollops over the topping. Draw the tip of a sharp knife or skewer through the two batters to create a swirled effect.

Bake the brownies until the top is just firm to the touch, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Coat a knife with cooking spray and cut into 24 bars.

Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   24 bars
Calories: 105
Fat. Total: 4g
Protein: 2g
Carbohydrates, Total: 16g
Fat, Saturated: 1g
Fiber: 1g
Cholesterol: 21mg
Sodium: 54mg
% Cal. from Fat: 34%
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Rating: 1
by: chris Reviewed: 06/18/2009
Healthy Brownie
Not what you think of when you think of a cheesecake brownie. It was good, very moist, not too sweet but did not have a good chocolate taste. I would call this a healthy brownie. The recipe was easy to follow but you do have to use three bowls to make these brownies. I will probably not make this recipe again.
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